family events

Looking for family friendly events? Community festivals, fun runs, shows, displays, concerts and adventures wait in the Great Lakes. If you are coming in school holiday time there are always a wide range of events just for kids guaranteed to entertain. These events are also a great way to explore the region, make new friends and get to know the locals. Make sure you check the calendar before you come so you don’t miss out on a great event.

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games ...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018, 2pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Enjoy the fast-paced game of Bingo. Ages 5+. Supervised activity Bookings essential. ...

Science on the Move

Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018, 9:30am Venue: Nabiac Library, 43 Nabiac Street Contact: 02 6554 1355

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Explore science through crazy, messy, slimey fun! Activity runs 9:30am - 10:30am. Bookings essential. Ages 5-12 years. Supervised activity....

Free Kids Magic Show

Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018, 5:30pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreation Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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Magic show with Crazy Daisy. Free entry!...

Beeswax Wraps

Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 10:30am Venue: Forster Library, Contact: 02 6591 7256

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Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps with the team from JR Richards & Sons. Keep your food fresh and plastic free. Includes 3 wraps to take home. Activity runs 10:30am - 12:30pm. Booking...

Kids Free Movie - Smurfs

Date: Fri 20 Apr 2018, 10:30am Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

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Watch The Smurfs for free at Hallidays Point Library! When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City. Rat...

Devil Ark Tours

Date: Sun 22 Apr 2018, 10am-12.30pm Venue: Devil Ark Contact: 02 4340 8610

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Sunday Tours - there’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland!  You’ve all heard about the Devil Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops, now you can join a tour...

Kids Free Movie - Cars 3

Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 11am & 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Club Forster shows FREE Family movies each Monday during NSW School Holidays. 2 sessions per day at 11am & 4pm. Popcorn & drinks available. Please note that a parent or legal guardian must ...

Scratch Art

Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 2pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Do your own drawings or use picture templates as you create colourful scrathc art boards. Activity runs 2pm - 3pm. Bookings essential.  Ages 4+. Parents must supervise children 5 years a...

Painting Parrots

Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10:30am Venue: Forster Library, Contact: 02 6591 7256

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Paint beautiful and bright parrots with local Natural History artist Stephanie Holm. All materials supplied. Activity runs 10:30am - 12pm. Bookings essential.  Ages 5+ years. Cost $8 ...

Create a Library Bag

Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 10am Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

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Make a unique twist draw string bag with the team from Wingham Country Women's Association. Activity runs 10am - 12pm. Bookings essential.  Ages 5-8 years. Supervised activity...

Science on the Move

Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018, 11am Venue: Harrington Library Contact: 02 6556 1652

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Explore science through crazy, messy, slimey fun! Activity runs 11am - 12pm. Bookings essential. Ages 5-12 years. Supervised activity....

Junior Introduction to Sailing

Date: Tue 24 Apr 2018, 9am-11am Venue: Coomba Foreshore Contact: 02 6554 2455

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If you have a child or children (7 to 18yrs) who would like to try sailing, come along to the Coomba Aquatic Club site, Coomba Road (opposite Warramutty Street). Places are limited to 20 each day.&...

YMCA Family Fun Day

Date: Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11:30am-1:30pm Venue: Great Lakes Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Lake Street, Forster Contact: 02 6555 4617

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Join in the fun at the Great Lakes YMCA Fun Day! Featuring pool inflatables and water rollers as well as a sausage sizzle. Entry:$10pp for unlimited use of pool toys$2 sausage sizzle...

Superheroes Workshop

Date: Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11am Venue: Taree Library Contact: 02 6592 5290

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Come draw Superheroes with illustrator Matt Lin in a fun, easy and step-by-step drawing workshop! For anyone that loves to scribble! Bookings essential. Ages 8+. Supervised activity. Cost $8 ...

Kids Boot Camp

Date: Tue 24 Apr 2018, 11:15am Venue: Wingham Library Contact: 02 6553 4555

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Kids Boot Camp is the perfect way to get your little ones active. Using cardio and body weight and exercises, this circuit style workout is designed just for kids. Boot Camp will have your kids mov...

Kids Bingo

Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018, 4pm Venue: Sporties Club, Beach St., Tuncurry Contact: (02) 6554 9270

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Both Club Forster & Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Game...

Anzac Day March & Services

Date: Wed 25 Apr 2018 Venue: Venues across the Great Lakes Contact: 02 6591 6591

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BULAHDELAH 6:00am - Dawn Service at the cenotaph in Meade Street, Bulahdelah 7:00am - Breakfast at the Bulahdelah Bowling Club (ex-service personel only) 10:30am - March from the Bulahde...

Kids Bingo

Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018, 4pm Venue: Club Forster, Strand St, Forster Contact: 02 6591 6591

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Both Club Forster and Sporties Tuncurry bring you Kid's Bingo during the school holidays. It's loads of fun with great prizes on offer. Games are called at a slower pace for the children. Games ...

Kids Free Movie - The Son of Bigfoot

Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018, 2pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Watch The Son of Bigfoot for free at Hallidays Point Library! A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he's actually Bigfoot. Rated PG. Parents must supervise chil...

Free Kids Disco

Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6pm Venue: Pacific Palms Recreation Club Contact: 02 6554 0207

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Kids Disco with DJ Travis. Dancing, games and prizes. Free entry!...

Beeswax Wraps

Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018, 2:30pm Venue: Hallidays Point Library Contact: 02 6559 3066

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Learn how to make your own beeswax wraps with the team from JR Richards & Sons. Keep your food fresh and plastic free. Includes 3 wraps to take home. Activity runs 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Bookings ...

Devil Ark Tours

Date: Sun 28 Apr 2018, 10am-12.30pm Venue: Devil Ark Contact: 02 4340 8610

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Saturday Tours - there’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland!  You’ve all heard about the Devil Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops, now you can join a to...

Devil Ark Tours

Date: Sun 5 May 2018, 10am-12.30pm Venue: Devil Ark Contact: 02 4340 8610

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Saturday Tours - there’s no other experience like this on the Australian mainland!  You’ve all heard about the Devil Ark conservation project in Barrington Tops, now you can join a to...

Knit & Spin Open Day

Date: Wed 9 May 2018, 10am-12pm Venue: CWA Rooms Contact: 0413641825

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Need a new past time of knitting, crocheting or spinning, come and we'll teach you. Some goods are available for sale. New members are welcome and we meet every Wednesday at 10.00am. For enquiri...

Rattletrap

Date: Sat 12 May 2018, 9:30am Venue: Contact: Drag-ens Hot Rod Club

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Rattletrap 2.0 is back........ The Drag-ens Hot Rod Club will be hosting this annual event named "Rattletrap" The event is for Classic Hot Rods, Vintage Race Cars and Vintage Bike Trials. The...

Mothers Day Classic

Date: Sun 13 May 2018 Venue: John Holland Park, Forster Contact: 0400 313 759

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The Mother's Day Classic is one of Australia's largest charity events and raises money for breast cancer research. 100% of fundraising is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. There are...

Worimi Cultural Experience on Wallis Lake

Date: Sat 19 May 2018, 12pm Venue: Waterline Boatshed Contact: 02 6555 4351

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A Special Better Learning Better Communities is holding its next Cultural Cruise on the Free Spirit. The boat will depart promptly at 12 noon from Waterline Boatshed, 15 Little St, Forster. Tick...

Envirofair

Date: Sat 9 Jun, 9am-3.30pm Venue: Taree Park Contact: (02) 6552 6200

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2018 World Environment day is celebrated in Taree with the Annual Envirofair, on Saturday June 9th at Taree Park on the corner of Wynter and Macquarie Street next to 2BOB Radio. Envirofair is a com...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Date: Wed 27 Jun 2018, 10:30am & 1:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is based on the genius of children’s literature, Eric Carle’s incredible stories that come to life on stage in this enchanting show. The show features a me...

Fred Williams Skiers and Boaties Reunion

Date: Sat 7 Jul - Sun 8 Jul 2018 Venue: Point Road Reserve, Tuncurry Contact: 02 6554 3402

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Hosted by the Mid North Coast Speedboat Club Inc. Spectators can expect demonstrations from local and international race boats including the new Spirit of Australia II - which is attempting to brea...

Forster Keys Family Fun Day

Date: Sun 8 Jul 2018, 9am Venue: Elizabeth Reserve, Forster Keys Contact: 02 6555 5076

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The day will commence around 9am, with a welcome to country at 9:30am in conjunction with Wingham Pipes & Drums & Major Rod O'Regan V A OAM of the Light Horse taking the salute at the Flag Rai...

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine

Date: Wed 1 Aug 2018, 10:30am & 1:30pm Venue: Manning Entertainment Centre Contact: 02 6592 5466

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What starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions! Cleverly adapted from the much-loved book by Roald Dahl, George's Marvellous Medicine ...

Twilight River Festival

Date: Sat 15 Sep 2018, 3-9pm Venue: Discovery Parks Forster Contact: 02 6554 2123

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Rediscover the magic of your own backyard with Discovery Parks – Forster’s free Twilight River Festival. You’re invited to join the Discovery Parks – Forster family for an afte...

42nd National Chevrolet Festival

Date: Fri 21 Sep- Mon 24 Sep 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0412 195 703

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Entrants must have a Registered vehicle and it must have a Chevrolet Compliance plate or an Australian compliance plate for Chevrolet vehicles assembled in Australia. Other GM products are not eligibl...

Old Bar Festival

Date: Sat 29 Sep & Sun 1 Oct 2018 Venue: Old Bar Road Contact: 02 6553 3666

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Great family fun day! -Kombi Display -Classic Car Display -Mega Markets -Live Music -Kids Entertainment -Fireworks...

Light the Night

Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018 Venue: Discovery Parks Forster Contact: 02 6554 2123

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Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together all over the country. Those attending raise money to help give local families fac...

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Date: Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 Venue: Wingham Showground Contact: http://www.akoostik.com.au/

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The Wingham Akoostik Festival is a three day celebration of music showcasing local artists as well as some of Australia's best loved musicians. Previous festivals have seen performances from James Rey...

Lakeside Festival

Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018 Venue: John Wright Park, Tuncurry Contact: 0409 320 620

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Lakeside Music Festival is eight hours of incredible live music on a single intimate stage right by the stunning Wallis Lake. A bar that won't send you broke, good food and you can bring the kids. ...


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